HC Deb 03 July 1978 vol 953 c47W
Mr. Ian Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to ensure that identifiable representatives of African terrorist organisations such as ZAPU and ZANLA are not permitted to enter the United Kingdom or to establish either representative or operational headquarters in the United Kingdom; and whether he will close down any such headquarters as already exist and withdraw the residence permits of those already in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Under British law any organisation is free to set up and maintain an office in this country provided that the activities of the office and of its occupants remain within the law. Cases of persons seeking to enter the United Kingdom are considered on their merits, but membership of the organisations mentioned by the hon. Member would not of itself constitute grounds for refusal.